Black Councilman Told To Pick Cotton
A squabble at a council meeting in a Georgia city has caught the attention of the NAACP after a white councilman told his black counterpart that he should be working in a cotton field.
The exchange took place in a recent Warner Robins City Council meeting near Macon, Georgia, said Larry Holmes, president of the NAACP in Houston County.
The heated argument captured on tape was between council members John Williams, who is white, and Daron Lee, who is black, the affiliate reported.
During the exchange, Lee said he was tired of being interrupted and was upset about how he was treated at an earlier meeting.
"I was disrespected last Monday. I'm getting about tired of you all, talking to me any kind of way. I'm not working in a cotton field," Lee said.
Williams paused for a second and then replied, "You should be."